This page shows a selection of speakers at the Forum. For a full list of speakers please see the individual sessions in the programme.
Friso Roscam Abbing
Friso Roscam Abbing heads the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s department that seeks to instil a fundamental rights culture across the EU. It raises rights awareness through cutting-edge communications and engages with a wide array of diverse stakeholders from the local to international level with targeted assistance and in-depth knowledge that is the hallmark of Europe’s centre of fundamental rights excellence, FRA. He was previously a European Commission spokesman and Cabinet member, and headed the Sector in the Commission dealing with asylum policy. Before that he led the EU Office of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, a European network of 96 NGOs in 40 European countries protecting and advancing the rights of refugees, asylum seekers and displaced people.